Talking about movies. Eat. Sleep. Paint.
'talking about godard' page III
still working on the dialogue and the other pages, but this one is working pretty well already, just as it is now
first layer of a one page comic about why I’m graduating with a focus on postmodernism and film, and how the color blue in hair and houses was related to that.
I’m finishing it up as a screenprint with two more layers somewhere this week.
film terms explained with illustrations, part I
snapshot from a poster advertising a life drawing event in a few weeks.
four of us will pretending to be excellent portrait painters (instead of a coffee drinker, a mountain climber, an imaginary guitarist and a rat lover pretending to be art students). this is totally how portait painting looks like.
I’m #’working’ from home today. It’s going great, except the part with the blank paper and empty coffee mugs.
Ladies and Gentlemen: ISSUE #11 IS HERE!
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Bright Wall/Dark Room, April 2014: The Magnificent Andersons
Letter from the Editor (free)
No, Man, It’s Not Evil. It’s An Illusion.
Elizabeth Cantwell on Boogie Nights
A Film in a Minor Key
Andrew Root on Magnolia
Like I’d Never Seen Before
Michael Arbeiter on Punch-Drunk Love
I Just Wanna Feel Everything
Alexandra Tanner on Violence, Love, and Emotion in the Films of Wes and Paul Thomas Anderson
Growing Up with Bottle Rocket
Daniel Reynolds on Bottle Rocket
Les Enfants Terribles
Karina Wolf on The Royal Tenenbaums
I’m Trying to Tell You the Truth About Myself
Bebe Ballroom on Fantastic Mr. Fox
Wes Anderson is Looney Tunes
Michelle Said on The Grand Budapest Hotel
Is This the (Hyper) Real Life?
a comic by Marieke Pras
All these really cool people are talking about the Andersons! (also, some chick made a comic)
Guess who’s screenprinting awesome patches this week? They still need a finishing touch but I’m rewarding my volunteer workers with more patches, so they should be finished in no time (even with the extra batch I’m printing this Friday). Soon, on a backpack near you!
(let me know if you want some!)
zorgen van nu // actual worries
screenprinted illustration from my millennial themed graduate project, combining ikea furniture that I own with worries that I have to own up to.
1. why does the existential crisis always come at 3 AM in the morning?
2. my bookcase is too pretentious for this conversation.
3. but what if I don’t want to be a caring personality?
4. this isn’t ambition, this is an inability to sit still
'je hebt 24 uur per dag om te doen alsof je je leven op orde hebt.'
(you have 24 hours a day to pretend like you have your life in order)
screenprinted vinyl clock.
concept : ‘the best laid plans of mice and men…’ feels like a good metaphor for twenty-somethings trying to maintain the illusion of a well-ordered life. Instead of a multiple choice option for my income level, I’d like a check off at the start of the day :
functional,dysfunctional, 50/50, other…
because there’s always a crisis somewhere, and a cup of tea waiting, and socks drying next to newspapers. because no one actually knows what they’re doing.
(limited edition, available for sale)
while i was gone / the comeback kid
1. i am now 22 (and surprisingly okay with this).
2. current projects : all very big, mostly to do with either film or postmodernism (or both).
3. currently working on : comics, small books, various printmaking projects, getting my life together.
4. to be expected : more progress shots, more illustrations, more signs of life.
to be continued
friday night playlist
the complete series for ‘the wonderful world of ordinary people’ ken loach movie festival in filmhuis de keizer - deventer.
every poster was screenprinted in an edition of 25 or 30, and available for free for the movie house visitors after the movie.
(prints still available)
digital life drawing experiment